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The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) welcomes all those concerned with language arts leadership.  CEL members include English/language arts leaders at all levels: classroom teachers, department heads, language arts coordinators, supervisors, consultants, resource teachers, principals, directors of instruction, college and university English educators, affiliate leaders and other exercising formal or informal leadership in their schools, districts, or states.  

Leaders in the language arts face similar challenges every day.  Some are common to any leader; others are unique to the language arts, involving special responsibilities and knowledge.

Since 1970, CEL has assisted language arts leaders in sharing mutual problems and insights, exchanging resources, seeking the advice of successful leaders, and investigating issues of greatest concern to leaders.

CEL HISTORY CEL is devoted to leadership of English and Language Arts.

CEL VISION We are a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for English language arts leaders to explore current and emerging issues.

Join CEL to enhance your leadership skills, to study core and controversial language arts issues, and to network with other leaders. CEL members receive ELQ and may participate in the CEL Convention program, vote in CEL elections, contact CEL members for help and advice, and attend the CEL Convention at a reduced fee.

ELQEnglish Leadership Quarterly is a publication of CEL, and helps department chairs, K-12 supervisors, and other leaders in their role of improving the quality of English instruction.  ELQ offers short articles on a variety of issues important to decision makers in the English language arts. Published August, October, February, and April. $25/yr. Includes membership in CEL.

The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) is a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for English language arts leaders to explore current and emerging issues. CEL welcomes the involvement of all persons who wish to work with others to seek solutions to problems and to share their special insights with others. Leaders of English programs in a variety of settings--rural or urban, small districts or large, public or private, traditional or experimental--will find a vibrant forum for exploring contrasting and controversial ideas within CEL.

CEL is a conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, and individual membership in CEL includes membership in NCTE. 

Membership in NCTE is a  prerequisite to voting membership in CEL.  Members of NCTE receive The Council Chronicle; voting membership in one of the four sections; discounts on NCTE publications; reduced registration fees for NCTE conventions, conferences, and workshops; and group insurance rates, among other benefits. 

We invite you to take advantage of the synergy between these two organizations and join an important network of leaders helping leaders!


Join or Renew OnlineOnline 
Join CEL anytime by purchasing the CEL journal, English Leadership Quarterly in the NCTE Store to become a member of CEL.  Have your credit card information ready.

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Contact our Customer Service Center at 877-369-6283 with your credit card information ready. Customer Service Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

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Complete the membership form and send with payment to: 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL, 61801-1096.

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Complete the membership form and fax with your credit card information or purchase order to 217-328-9645. Fax lines are open 24 hours a day.


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